HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI WEEK: AUGUST 6 TO 10, 2006

Send reports on your Branch (or coalition) plans for Hiroshima/Nagasaki commemorations to DISARM for posting here.

Watch for resources on Mayors for Peace actions, Gensuikyo petition, follow-up on the Hans Blix report, stopping U.S. nuclear madness , supporting the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Commitment Act, H Res 373. : and and more, more, more.

DISARM also encourages focus on the nuclear war profiteers who are driving our dangerous militarizes foreign policy, as well as on remembering the past and saying Never Again. Nationally Alliance for Nuclear Accountability and United for Peace and Justice, two organizations with which WILPF DISARM works closely,are planning to add some anti-war profiteering action to the week of commemorations. Bechtel is the major target, although we suggest that Branches focus locally on another contractor involved in nuclear weapons production (Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, Alliant, General Dynamics and Northrup Grumman-TRW to name some of the major ones).

Watch here for resources on Bechtel and other nuclear weapons profiteers. Read Privatizing the Apocalypse by Frida Berrigan on Bechtel (TomDispatch, March 2006).. Frida is preparing a fact sheet on Bechtel which all of us can use.(We are also talking with her about updating the Dirty Dozen, but that will come later.)